Healthy Snacks with Dried Plums

The purple plum

Healthy Snack Using Dried Plums

Healthy Snacks Suggestion

Add chopped, pitted dried plums to apple butter, orange marmalade, peanut butter or low fat cream cheese for a flavorful and nutritious spread for toast or bagels.

For a stress-fighting snack, stuff almonds into pitted dried plums.

You can eat ten sweet, chewy dried plums filled with nutrition for only 200 calories for a healthy snack.

For a stress-fighting snack, stuff almonds into pitted dried plums.

Eat ten sweet, chewy dried plums for only 200 calories.

Did You Know?

The high fiber in dried plums can lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, decreasing the risk of heart disease. The antioxidants may help prevent certain types of cancer and age-related diseases. In addition, preliminary research found that dried plums have anti-microbial properties. When added to meats, dried plums suppressed the growth of E. coli and salmonella.

How About a Summer Plum Tart for a Healthy Snack?


Crumb Crust (graham or gingersnap)The purple plum healthy snack width=
1/2 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Pinch salt
2 pounds ripe purple or red plums (about 6 medium), unpeeled, each cut into 8 wedges
6 gingersnap cookies, coarsely crumbled (about 1/3 cup)


In 3-quart saucepan, stir sugar, cornstarch, salt, and 1/3 cup cold water until blended. Add plum wedges, stirring to coat evenly.

Heat plum mixture to boiling over medium-high heat; boil 2 minutes, stirring. Remove saucepan from heat.

Spoon hot plum mixture into crumb crust. Refrigerate until well chilled, about 3 hours. Sprinkle with crumbled gingersnap cookies just before serving.

Serves : 12

Each serving: About 215 calories, 2 g protein, 37 g carbohydrate, 7 g total fat (1 g saturated), 2 g fiber, 0 mg cholesterol, 215 mg sodium.

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Author: Jeni

Certified by the Professional School of Fitness and Nutrition in March, 1995; honored for exemplary grades. Practicing fitness and nutrition for over 20 years. Featured in the Feb. 1994 issue of "Shape" magazine. Featured in Collage in the spring issue of 1995 Low fat recipe's published in Taste of Home, Quick Cooking, and the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, among others. September, 2001: Featured in "Winning The War on Cholesterol" By Rodale Publishing